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Recent News and Legislative Updates

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed into law Senate Bill 665 (SB 665) in late March, adjusting massage therapy educational hours and adopting massage therapy…

ABMP was informed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) that individuals may be posing as TDLR inspectors. We at ABMP want to pass along some important security information to help keep you and your establishment safe.

Most importantly, a TDLR inspector will never,…

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ABMP believes that state massage licensure provides a host of benefits to both professionals and the public. By adopting licensure, Kansas could create standardized massage…

It’s not uncommon, especially in today’s climate, to pick up and move to a new state. For massage therapists, this comes with an inherent struggle: You have to learn about your new state’s massage licensing requirements and reciprocity process, then apply for a new license…

Massage therapy student- and apprentice-level licensing will soon be available in Arkansas. Because of Senate Bill 58 (SB 58), which…

Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed into law Senate Bill 42 (SB 42) in March, enacting a lower-tiered approach to massage therapy licensing. The bill maintains standards and qualifications for licensed massage…

The Minnesota legislature will not adopt massage and Asian bodywork therapy licensure in 2023. Simply put, the legislature has too many competing priorities in 2023 and will not meaningfully consider this legislation. You can learn more about the proposed legislation by…

A bill that would create more restrictive massage therapy establishment regulation, such as operating hours and massage establishment regulation by city or county policy, is currently moving through the Texas Legislature. ABMP needs your help advocating against it. You can elevate your…

The Nevada legislature introduced Senate Bill 270 (SB 270), the Massage Compact (Compact), mid-March. The Compact will simplify interstate massage therapy practice and regulation with the goal of…